India: Coal Imports Surge on Domestic Short-Supply

Shortage of thermal coal supply in India has pushed imports up to 85 million tonnes (mt) in the first half of the current fiscal compared to 75 mt logged in the same period last year. In fact, imports by non-regulated sectors such as cement, aluminium and steel accounted for about 68 per cent of the
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NEW DELHI: The Commerce Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu recently said that China has agreed to increase its imports from the India. “Global disruptions offer a chance to increase Indian exports,” Prabhu said at an event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Prabhu said Chinese authorities will hold a meeting in November specifically with
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NEW DELHI: After opening doors to Indian non-Basmati rice, China has removed the ban on exports of rapeseed meal from India, a move which will aid reduce the burgeoning trade deficit between the two countries. Indian rapeseed and soybean meal were banned in China in 2012 due to detection of contamination. Since then, India has
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NEW DELHI: India’s thermal coal imports rose at the fastest pace in three-and-a-half years in the September quarter, spurred by new demand and domestic infrastructure bottlenecks that are threatening Government plans to cut foreign supplies. Imports jumped 35 per cent to 42.7 million tonnes during the three months ended Sept. 30, according to data from
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As its government seeks to diversify sources of protein used in animal feed, China has done away with a year-long ban on rapeseed meal imports from India, it is learnt. Rapeseed meal shipments from India can resume this month if they meet certain inspection and quarantine requirements, China’s General Administration of Customs said on its
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Chinese imports of grains such as sorghum plunged in September from the year before, customs data showed on Tuesday, hit by escalating trade tensions with the United States and high prices elsewhere. Imports of sorghum, largely used in China to feed the country’s massive livestock herd, fell 76.9 percent from the same month last year
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China’s imports of natural gas continued fast growth in September while domestic production increased steadily, official data shows. Imports of natural gas surged 28.3 percent year on year to 7.62 million tonnes last month, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows. The pace was 9.7 percentage points slower than the increase recorded in
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Indonesia’s state-owned Pertamina plans to import around 10 million-11 million barrels of gasoline in November, stable to slightly lower compared with estimated imports of 11 million barrels in October, market sources said Thursday. “There is not much change in demand for Pertamina … gasoline inventories are stabilized and [new purchase requirements] are to build up
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China’s coal imports dropped sharply in August from the month before, customs data showed on Friday, after cooler weather crimped demand from utilities and as a typhoon disrupted supply. Total arrivals last month fell 12 percent from August to the lowest since May at 25.14 million tonnes, data from the General Administration of Customs showed.
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China’s daily crude oil imports in September hit their highest level since May, customs data showed on Friday, as independent refiners looked to shore up their inventory ahead of winter. Shipments into the country last month stood at 37.12 million tonnes, or 9.05 million barrels per day (bpd), up from 9.04 million bpd in August
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